If you count drive time as an upper body workout because your car wants to turn when you want to go straight, you may have steering system problems.
Midas has the latest diagnostic equipment and our ASE-certified technicians will determine the cause of your steering problems and get you back to effortless driving with steering repair and steering fluid flush services.
Does your car dip or rock when you go over bumps or drift around corners even at low speeds?
If you answered yes, it may be time to replace your vehicle’s shocks or struts.
Whether your car or truck has shock absorbers or a strut-based system typical in many front-wheel-drive cars, your local Midas store has the car suspension know-how to diagnose and repair any problem and get you back on the road with a smooth ride.
Potholes and rough road surfaces don’t just make for a bad ride, they can affect the alignment of your wheels.
Misaligned wheels can cause a host of problems, including uneven tire wear.
Proper wheel alignment helps your tires last longer, improves gas mileage, and provides safer handling. That’s what Midas is all about – helping you get the most out of your car, for as long as you own it.
Midas offers a Lifetime Guarantee* on shocks and struts. When you have car suspension repair performed at your neighborhood Midas, you get the support of the entire Midas system – over 1,400 locations across the US and Canada. And you get our famous Lifetime Guarantee,* good for as long as you own your car.
*Most vehicles. See manager for limited guarantee terms.
When it comes to absorbing the shocks of the road, you'd think the shock absorbers would take care of everything. But you'd only be half right. Actually, coil or leaf springs handle the abuse of the road. Your shock absorbers handle the abuse caused by the rebound of the springs. They both work together to keep your vehicle under control. And those two components, plus a variety of control arms, shafts, rods, bushings, joints, and knuckles make up what's commonly called a conventional car suspension. Many larger SUVs and pickup trucks still use this time-tested design.
Many of today's front-wheel drive cars have a strut suspension system that combines the control arms and shock absorbers of a conventional car suspension into one unit, eliminating the need for a lot of other components. Struts cost more, but they do more than conventional shock absorbers and have fewer components to maintain.
A: Usually, pulling complaints are related to tires. Radial pull is a slang term for “radial angulation”, but a bent frame, steering component and a host of other things could also be at play. We’ll take a look and let you know for sure.
A: Actually, most cars made within the past 20 years don’t have grease fittings, but something definitely needs service. Stop by, and we’ll let you know exactly what.
A: Nope, that’s definitely not normal. Your brake rotors are probably the culprit here, but we’ll take a look and let you know for sure.
A: Shocks and struts are basically the same thing, but a strut is generally larger. The basic function of a shock or strut is to keep the tire in contact with the road. With the exception of air shocks, shocks and struts do not support the weight of the vehicle. That is normally done with springs or torsion bars.
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